Dell has launched the most important product recall of the history of the IT industry. It concerns no less than 4.1 million of battery sold with the following notebook computers manufactured from April through July 2006: Latitude, Inspiron and Precision. 2/3 of these lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Sony have been sold in the US.
The reason of this recall is the possibility for these batteries to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire. The number of actual fire in the US would be of 6 and the recall may seem a little disproportionate. However, whatever the motivation is for Sony and Dell to recall all those products, we are pleased to see that they do everything they can to avoid their batteries to be the next Ford Pinto
According to analysts, the recall costs will be from $200 to $400 million and will be shared between Dell and Sony. To have more information, go to this page